Describe OpenStack. Explain the benefits of using OpenStack Cloud

OpenStack is regarded as the future of cloud computing by the majority of global corporations. The Internet and huge amounts of data have prompted the development of cloud computing, and OpenStack is one such platform that allows users to construct and manage large groups of virtual machines using a graphical user interface. It’s a collection of powerful software tools for managing private and public cloud computing systems.
Openstack is a free, open-source operating system that functions similarly to Linux.

Openstack may be used to create any software-as-a-service (SAAS) applications, whether for new projects or to improve current ones.

  • Can provide a solid basis for IT users to access self-service storage.

  • Can provide an on-demand goal or block storage with increased scalability and ease of use at cheaper prices.

  • Switching VMware virtual machines to OpenStack may save most businesses a lot of money on license expenses.

OpenStack is an open source software for creating private and public clouds IT controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, managed through a dashboard or via the OpenStack API. OpenStack works with popular enterprise and open source technologies making it ideal for heterogeneous infrastructure.

Ability to create one or more machines is vrtualization. Ability to orchestrate them makes it cloud. Openstack helps you create infrastructure to be hosted as cloud and one can use it for private purpose.

You can use it to virtualized​

  1. Block storage
  2. Object storage
  3. Create multiple networks
  4. Create unlimited instances
  5. Create snapshots and revert
  6. Can use identity service for other purposes
  7. Meter resource utilisation
  8. And much more